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News

Feb 21st 2018

Internships offers this summer at Ouranos

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Feb 16th 2018

Video: Taking climate into account in decision-making

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Feb 1st 2018

Floods in a context of climate change (French only)

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Consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change

Built Environment

  • Issues
  • Objectives
  • Research project

Issues

Governance and Regional Planning

  • Consideration of adaptation in decisions about land use and urban planning
  • Public security, accountability, municipal fiscal planning
  • Barriers to climate change adaptation in decision-making processes
  • Translation of political will to adaptation solutions
  • Revision of current operation methods

Infrastructure and Buildings

  • Stormwater management, design standards, redistributive aspects, risk-tolerances threshold, social acceptability
  • Drinking water (quantity and quality)
  • Identification of adaptation options for transportation infrastructure, management and maintenance
  • Vulnerability assessment of critical infrastructure, as well as of the interdependence of infrastructure
  • Wear patterns of materials and structures, and the maintenance of urban technical networks (RTU) and buildings

Objectives

Contribute to building and strengthening the resilience of the built environment in southern Quebec communities in a changing climate.

  • Study the actions that contribute to the adaptation initiated and/or implemented in communities, and identify what factors support and hinders their mobilization
  • Update and develop decision-support tools that players can adapt and monitor
  • Support pilot projects to integrate adaptation in planning, design and development
  • Promote exchanges of knowledge and expertise among scientists, managers and professionals

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COORDINATOR(S)

Nathalie Bleau

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Nathalie Bleau holds a Master’s in planning from the University of Montréal. She has worked in academic institutions and in the public sector, specializing in natural-hazard management, particularly issues related to flooding. Ms. Bleau joined Ouranos in 2007 as co-coordinator of RAC-Quebec funding program and has actively participated in the project Analysis of social and territorial vulnerability to flooding. Since 2013, Mrs. Bleau has coordinated the Built Environment program within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group.

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Research projects

2014 - 2019

Green infrastructure for sustainable source water protection

Principal investigator(s):
D. Dagenais
S. Dorner
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In progress

Étude sur l’intégration des enjeux d’étalement urbain et de changements climatiques dans les stratégies de planification du territoire à l’échelle supra-municipale

Principal investigator(s):
P. Gauthier
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Coming soon
In progress

Sustainable Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation at the MRC level : Governance Mechanisms and Resilient Processes

Principal investigator(s):
I. Thomas
A. Létourneau
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Cartographie des acteurs impliqués dans l’adaptation aux changements climatiques et la résilience à l’échelle de la Ville de Montréal

Principal investigator(s):
M. Therrien
Downloadable documents:
Coming soon
In progress

History of flood and low flow events and solutions implemented

Principal investigator(s):
I. Mayer-Jouanjean
N. Bleau
B. Motulsky
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Survey and Monitoring of Climate Change Resources for the Municipal Sector

Principal investigator(s):
N. Bleau
Downloadable documents:
Coming soon
Fact Sheet
Completed

Experimentation in the Governance of Adaptation to Climate Change: Training Grounds for Adaptation

Principal investigator(s):
G. Cloutier
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Coming soon
Fact Sheet
Completed
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